Lexington will get a chance to learn about the unusual shopping environment that is ALDI when the international chain opens up its first store in the Lexington area on July 24. Based on rigorous German efficiency, the chain decreases its overhead costs by renting grocery carts for a quarter, not offering free bags and simple (read: just an open box) displays.
The grand opening will be on July 24 at 5182 Sunset Boulevard in Lexington, though eager shoppers can get a preview and samples of store products on July 23 from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m.
ALDI is able to offer steeper discounts on staple products due to their practice of offering mostly private label brands within their stores, a practice that may be familiar to Trader Joe’s shoppers, since both companies were founded by brothers Karl and Theo Albrecht.
“We challenge shoppers to switch from national brands to our high-quality exclusive brands and save up to 50 percent without compromising,” says Scott Kornegay, Salisbury division vice president for ALDI. “As important as price is, the only way to attract and keep shoppers is to have quality products.”
Additionally this newest location will save the company even more money by featuring eco-friendly features such as using recycled materials, energy-saving refrigeration and light bulbs, as well as taking advantage of natural light.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
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